|Doris Lee Hutchins
Funeral for Doris Lee Hutchins, 76, Lawton, will be at 1 p.m. today
at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Robert R. Rudiger officiating.
Mrs. Hutchins died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, in Lawton. Burial will be at Highland
She was born May 31, 1925, in Okmulgee to Sherman T. and Nona Lee Hess.
She married William "Bill" Hutchins on Aug. 5, 1941, in Duncan. They managed
Doe Doe Park since October 1945. Survivors include her husband, Bill, of
the home; a daughter, Sharon Lee Adamson, Lawton; a son and daughter-in-law,
Tom and Sharon Hutchins, Lawton; her mother, Oklahoma City; a sister, Pat
Rudiger, Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and
numerous other relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lawton Area, P.O.
Box 2074, Lawton 73502. Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at http://web.archive.org/web/20011206110626/http://www.beckerfuneral.com/
Harold L. Walker
Funeral for Harold L. Walker, 90, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday
at Eighth & Lee Church of Christ with David Dugan, minister, and Harold
McRay, retired Church of Christ minister, officiating. Mr. Walker died
Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at his home. Burial with military honors and Masonic
rites will be at Highland Cemetery under direction of Becker Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 3, 1911, in Geronimo. He was a resident of Comanche
County all his life and was one of the first graduates of Geronimo High
School in 1931. He also was a graduate of Cameron University. He was a
veteran of World War II and worked in civil service at Fort Sill for 30
years before retiring in 1973. After his retirement, he was active in politics,
and his church, and with Golden K Kiwanis, AARP and the National Association
of Retired Federal Employees, having served as local chapter president
in each organization. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 183 in Lawton, was
a 32nd-degree Mason and had earned his 50-year pin. He was awarded a citation
from Gov. Frank Keating and Sen. Jim Maddox on his 90th birthday as a Comanche
County World War II veteran. He married Pauline Moore Kinney on Jan. 6,
1989, in Lawton. He was a member of Eighth & Lee Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law,
Lynda A. and Warner Baxter, Sacramento, Calif.; a stepdaughter and her
husband, Sue Moore and Richard Blakely, Lawton; two stepsons and their
wives: Judge Roy and Kaye Moore and Tom E. and Vallory Moore, all of Lawton;
a sister and brother-in-law, Jewell and Joe Brooks, Irving, Texas; three
grandchildren and their spouses: Michelle and Hal Tinker, Antioch, Calif.;
Kelly and Kevin Stallcop, Sacramento, Calif.; and Chanon Splawn, Oakland,
Calif.; five stepgrandchildren and their spouses: Darla and Ron Smith,
Duncan; Jared Moore, Lawton; Darise and Scott Farris and Erin Beth and
Chris Jennings, all of Jonesboro, Ark.; and Jaron Tyler Moore, Lawton;
six great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: William Walker, Thomas
Walker and Baby Boy Walker; and two sisters: Fern Southwick and Lucille
Rhoads. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research
Foundation, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City 73104; or to Camp Lu-Jo, care
of Eighth & Lee Church of Christ, P.O. Box 285, Lawton 73501. Sympathy
cards may be sent to the family at http://web.archive.org/web/20011206110626/http://www.beckerfuneral.com/
Joann Kay Knoll
Memorial service for Joann Kay Knoll, 76, Lawton, will be at 7 p.m.
today at Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lawton. Mrs. Knoll died
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in Tulsa. Private burial will be at Fort Sill
Cemetery under direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home and Cemetery, Broken
She was born June 10, 1925, in Tokyo. She was a longtime resident of
Lawton. She retired after 30 years as owner of Kay’s Driving School. Survivors
include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Arturo Amaton; four brothers
and sisters in Japan; two grandchildren: Joshua and Christie Amaton; and
a great-granddaughter, Samantha Marie. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Peter Vincent Knoll.
Alice C. Staley
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Private graveside service for former Frederick
resident Alice C. Staley, 79, San Antonio, Texas, will be Friday at Frederick
Memorial Cemetery She died Sunday Dec. 2, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas.
Arrangements are by Gray-Gish Funeral Home, Frederick.
She was born June 19, 1922, to Carr Hugh and Selma Thomas Staley. She
was a member of Frederick First Christian Church. Survivors include a sister,
Hazel Staley Cline, San Antonio; a niece, Clara Hornbuckle, San Antonio;
a nephew, Walter D. Cline, Austin, Texas; two great-nephews and a great-niece.
ALTUS — Funeral for Ada Garcia, 77, Altus, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at Kincannon Funeral Home Chapel with Jan Oden officiating. Mrs. Garcia
died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at an Altus hospital. Burial will be at Altus
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Manuela and James Luttrell,
Altus; two sons, Roger Reese, Altus; and Roy Kester, Clinton; six grandchildren:
J. D. and Michelle Luttrell, Altus; Roger Reese Jr., Sapulpa; Angela Scott
and Sandra Kent, both of Stilwell; and Christopher Kester, Clinton; three
great-grandchildren and many friends. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Wilk and Louise Frazier Reese, and her husband, Pedro Garcia.
Roma Elaine Mumford
Graveside service for Roma Elaine Mumford, 69, Lawton, will be at 2
p.m. Thursday at Cache Cemetery with the Rev. John Webb officiating. Arrangements
are by Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service. She died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001,
She was born Feb. 10, 1932, to Thelma and Laurence Wise, in Udall,
Kan. She was a homemaker and the clerk at Medicine Park City Hall.
Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law: John L. Early,
Winfield, Kan.; David E. and Mikki Early, Marlow; Mark D. and Missy Early,
Cache; and Matthew D. and Cindy Early, Medicine Park; a brother and sister-in-law,
Willard and Ellie Wise, Arkansas City, Kan.; 18 grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters:
Honer Prothro and Katherine Huff.
Jerry R. Leach
DUNCAN — Funeral for Jerry R. Leach, 77, Duncan, will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Randy Southerland
officiating. Mr. Leach died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Lawton after a lengthy
He was born March 31, 1924, to James Olen and Jessie Crouse Leach in
Springer, N.M. He graduated from Cleburne, Texas, High School in 1942.
He attended the University of California at Berkeley and earned his B.A.
degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He was a veteran
of WWII, serving in the Army from 1934 to 1945. He served in the 28th Infantry
Division in England and Germany. He married Evamaria "Eve" Guericke on
July 26, 1958, in Denver, Colo. He was a construction and design engineer
for Ideal Cement Company and Halliburton Services for 17 years, in Denver.
He retired in 1986. He was a Woodbadge Instructor in the Boy Scouts and
a Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 417 in the 1970s. He was a member of
the German-American Club of Lawton and a board member from 1974 to 2001.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law:
Joerg and Holly Leach, Yukon; and Stefan Leach, Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters
and sons-in-law: Barbara and Jeff Gottschalk, Westford, Mass.; and Andrea
and Maj. David Vissotzky, Peachtree City, Ga.; five grandchildren: Brian
Moore and Carlin Leach, both of Yukon; Alex Vissotzky, Peachtree City;
and Emma and Ben Gottschalk, Westford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association,
American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation or the charity of the donor’s
Tom B. Pritchard
FREDERICK — Funeral for Tom B. Pritchard, 81, Frederick, will be at
2 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Pritchard died Sunday,
Dec. 2, 2001, at his home after a sudden illness.
He was born Nov. 22, 1920, to the Thomas Brown and Wardie Britton Pritchard
in Frederick. He attended Frederick Public Schools, graduating from Frederick
High School in 1938. He attended Cameron College and later flight school
in Tonkawa. After college he went to work for Pam-Airlines as a pilot,
retiring with 40 years of service. He married K. Jeanne Rizzo in Florida.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Pritchard, Sayville, N.Y.; and
a brother, Bill Pritchard, Frederick. He was preceded in death by his wife
and his parents.
James S. ‘Jim’ Rogers
PINE BLUFF, Arkansas — Funeral for James S. "Jim" Rogers, 74, Pine
Bluff, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Bluff First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Rogers died Monday Dec. 3, 2001. Arrangements are by Ralph Robinson
and Son Funeral Directors.
He was born Feb. 22, 1927, to Winthrop Hammond and Gertrude Martha
Silcott Rogers, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was an Army veteran of WWII.
He attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Cameron College in Lawton
and the University of Houston. After working in Texaco, he moved to Pine
Bluff, joining his father-in-law at Shaffer Haley Inc. He was the company’s
vice president, Pine Bluff’s 1967 Realtor of the Year and Pine Bluff Board
of Realtors’ past president. He joined Sears as a manger of Pine Bluff
contract sales, working there until his retirement. He was a member and
deacon of First Presbyterian Church, Pine Bluff Kiwanis Club member and
past Pine Bluff Convention Center Executive Steering Committee vice president.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Starmer Rogers; a daughter, Victoria
Haley Rogers, Playa del Rey, Calif.; a brother, John Winthrop Rogers, Aiea,
Hawaii; and a sister, Joanna Kizer, Wichita Falls. Memorial contributions
may be made to First Presbyterian Church or JRMC Hospice, both c/o 717
West 32nd, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603.
Edward Charles Watts
Funeral for Edward Charles Watts, 79, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday
at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Frankye Johnson, pastor,
and Joe Stewart, associate pastor, officiating. Mr. Watts died Tuesday,
Dec. 4, 2001, at his home. Burial will be at Faxon Cemetery under the direction
of the Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 31, 1921, to Clem and Minnie White Watts in Collinsville,
Texas. He married Dorothy Johnston on June 30, 1945, in Oklahoma City.
They lived in Bartlesville, Frederick and Lawton. He retired from Goodyear
Service Stores on Jan. 31, 1984, after 37 years of employment. He served
more then three years during WWII and was a prisoner of war for more then
eight months. He served as a member of the administrative board, finance
committee and nominating committee for First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Debra Watts, Lawton;
a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Sherrod, Bartlesville; four
grandchildren: Lacey and Lauren Watts, Lawton; and Alison and Scott Sherrod,
Bartlesville; a sister-in-law, Vesta Watts, Fort Cobb; a niece and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Spencer Watts. Memorial
Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church: Building
Fund or to Quantum Health Care, 4202 SW Lee Bldg. B, Suite C.
Lester E. 'Gene' Anderson
MANITOU — Funeral for Lester E. "Gene" Anderson, 72, Manitou, will
be at 3 p.m. Monday at Manitou First United Methodist Church, with Olan
Adams, Conroe, Texas, and Galen Adams, Oklahoma City, officiating.
Mr. Anderson died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at a local hospital.
Burial will be at Frederick Cemetery under direction of Becker Funeral
Home of Snyder.
He was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Manitou to Robert Neilly and Mary Florence
McNab Anderson. He grew up in the Manitou area and attended school in Thacker
and Laing. He married Betty Jo Cosgrove on Feb. 12, 1949, in Manitou. He
was a long haul truck driver for more than 40 years. He retired in 2001.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law:
Robert Wayne and LaDonna Anderson, Lawton; and Michael Orlan and Kathy
Ann Anderson, Manitou; two daughters and a son-in-law: Jean Ann and Dallas
McPhail, Mountain Park; and Kathryn Diane Anderson, Manitou; two sisters:
Mary Forbes, Seattle; and Edith Moeller, Snyder; eight grandchildren: Deann
Hall; Dayton and Dillon McPhail; Jerry Anderson; Brittany Flores; and Denny,
Andrew and Loren Anderson; and a great-grandchild, Aspen Denae Hall.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Anderson; two sisters:
Covia Adams and Janie Johnson; and a grandson, Brandon Dempsey.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at www.beckerfuneral.com.
Joy A. Waugh
Funeral for Joy A. Waugh, 70, Lawton, is pending with Becker Funeral
Mrs. Waugh died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at a local hospital.
Carl Lee Burk
Funeral for Carl Lee Burk, 81, Lawton, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at
First Baptist East with the Rev. Doug Passmore, pastor, officiating.
Mr. Burk died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at a local hospital.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker
He was born April 9, 1920, in Moulton, Ala. He moved to Oklahoma at
an early age. He married Johnnie M. Hill on Sept. 20, 1940, in Lawton.
She died Nov. 21, 1983. He was an entrepreneur, having been involved in
various business ventures. He attended First Baptist East and was a member
of the American Legion and the VFW.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Lee Etta and David
Banky, Lawton; and Judy and Jim Nix, Frisco, Texas; four grandchildren:
Kimberly Valdez, Todd Banky, Kevin Valdez and Gina Banky; a great-grandson,
Ian Kye Valdez; six brothers and sisters-in-law: Howard and Dean Burk,
Seagonville, Texas; Welton and Joyce Burk, McFarland, Calif.; Neal and
Lois Burk, Lawton; Jake and Violet Burk, Cache; Gene and Geraldine Burk,
Faxon; and Tom and Betty Burk, Duncan; four sisters and two brothers-in-law:
Wanda and Wayne Brooking, Lawton; Joyce Grayson, Yukon; Delores Ryans,
Walnut Grove, Calif.; and Oleta and Paul Dean, Lawton.
He was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Burk; two brothers: Everrett
and Clarence; and two sisters: Mae and Earlene.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cleo Craig Memorial Cancer Research
Foundation, 5602 SW Lee, Lawton 73505.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at www.beckerfuneral.com.
Louise Vina Arter
ADA — Funeral for Louise Vina Arter, 79, Ada, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday
at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rodger Arter officiating.
Mrs. Arter died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at a local hospital.
Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence, of the home; a daughter, Jequeta
Keithley, Ada; a son, Rodger Arter, Lawton; two sisters: Allene Arthur,
Cave Junction, Ore.; and Rose Lee Ryan, Tulsa; three grandchildren; and
Floyd Alfred Dunbar
WALTERS — Graveside service for Floyd Alfred Dunbar, 87, Walters, will
be at 2 p.m. Monday at Walters Cemetery with Gary Hart officiating.
Mr. Dunbar died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, in Lawton.
Arrangements are by Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.
He was born Nov. 9, 1914, in Lamoni, Iowa, to Roy E. and Merle Johnson
Dunbar. He grew up in Iowa and came to Oklahoma as a young man with his
family. He married Vera Mae Larson and she died Sept. 14, 1969. He later
married Myrtle Brownlee Dunbar. He was employed by Pickett Brothers and
Copeland Equipment, as a mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons: Kenneth Dunbar,
Walters; and Alvin Dunbar, Dodge City, Kan.; a stepson, Ernest Dunbar,
Walters; a brother, Max Dunbar, Lamoni; a sister, Margaret Moon, Mason
City, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Audie Mae Williams
Graveside service for Audie Mae Williams, 72, Lawton, will be at 2
p.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery with the Rev. J.O. Howard, pastor, Church
of God, officiating.
Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in Jacksonville, Texas.
Arrangements are by Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
She was born May 23, 1929, in Comanche to Steve J. and Opal L. Easley
Thomas. She grew up in the Central and Lawton areas, where she attended
school. She lived in Lawton most of her life. She was a homemaker and a
member of the Church of God.
Survivors include a brother, Harold G. Thomas, Las Vegas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Everett L.
Bobby Jean Rutledge
Word has been received of the death of Bobby Jean Rutledge, 50, Chicago.
Service will be set at a later date.
Mrs. Rutledge died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at a local hospital.
Arrangements are by Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
She was born March 5, 1951, in Brent, Ala., to Young and Louisa Latimore
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Melvin Heard and Nicole;
five brothers: Daniel, Young, Luther, Tommy and Charlie Rutledge; and four
sisters: Sarah, Josephine, Doris and Mary Rutledge, Lawton.
Funeral for Florabelle Helvey, 85, Lawton, is pending with Lawton Ritter
Gray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Helvey died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at a local retirement center.
Jennifer Lynn Fudge
Memorial service for Jennifer Lynn Fudge, 22, Lawton, will be at 10
a.m. Monday at Cameron Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Jones, pastor,
Ms. Fudge died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at a local hospital.
Arrangements are by Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 31, 1979, in Lawton to Michael Lee and Terri Michelle
Klaassen Fudge. She attended school in Lawton and graduated from Eisenhower
High School in 1999. She attended Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton.
She was a member of the Girl Scouts of America, and participated in the
work-study program at school where she worked for Goodwill Industries.
She was a member of Cameron Baptist Church where she attended the Single
Adult Four Sunday school class.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Rickey Robson, of the
home; a brother, Sean Paul Fudge, Lawton; a stepbrother, STS2 Matthew A.
Robson, USS Greenville, Honolulu, Hawaii; a stepsister, Tara C. Robson,
Memphis, Tenn.; her maternal grandparents: Archie and Barbara Klaassen,
Lawton; paternal grandmother, Meredith Fudge, Lawton; maternal great-grandmother,
Agnes Holliman, Bessie; and paternal stepgrandmother, Elaine M. Fitzpatrick,
She was preceded in death by her father, paternal stepgrandfather,
paternal great-grandparents and maternal great-grandfather.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Sooner State Epilepsy Association,
711 Stanton L. Young, Oklahoma City 73104.